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Woman claims she had sex with R Kelly ‘hundreds of times’ before 18th birthday

Aug 18, 2022

A woman has claimed that she had sex with R Kelly ‘hundreds of times’ before she was 18-years-old.

The disgraced singer, real name Robert Sylvester Kelly, is currently in court on child pornography and obstruction charges.

The 55-year-old is facing 13 charges including creating and receiving child pornography, obstruction of justice and enticing minors into sexual activity.

Appearing in court in Chicago, the woman in question – known only as Jane – alleged that she started sleeping with the musician when she was just 15.

Jane, 37, told the court that she knew Kelly when she was a young girl, and had approached him to be her godfather when she was 13, as she looked to him as an inspiration and mentor.

However, this relationship allegedly took a turn shortly after.

The jury heard that Kelly first touched Jane’s body while at a recording studio in Chicago, when she was 14.

She claimed that this was around the same time that he ‘started penetration’ at his home in the local area.

Jane alleged that she was 15 years old when they first had intercourse, and claimed that he would ‘tell her what to do’ sexually.

When asked how many times they had sex before her 18th birthday, AP states that she replied: ’Uncountable times… hundreds.’

Kelly has denied all charges.

The trial began with jury selection at the beginning of the week, with opening statements heard yesterday.

The Ignition star’s defence attorney, Jennifer Bonjean, told the court that her client deserved a fair trial.

‘There is no R. Kelly exception,’ Bonjean said. ‘It is true that Mr Kelly is imperfect. It is true that, on his journey from poverty to stardom, that he stumbled along the way. 

‘We won’t deny that.’

In June, Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison after being convicted of sex trafficking and racketeering charges.

Following a six-week trial in Brooklyn, he was found guilty on all nine counts against him, including multiple counts of racketeering, with the charges relating to bribery and forced labour.

Kelly – who denied all charges – was also found in violation of an anti-sex trafficking law known as the Mann Act.

The trial continues.

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